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Oluniyi Gates @oluwapower
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1. America's national culture is predicated on ruthless pursuit of profit. Sure, we all enjoy movies, literature that portray people as putting principles ahead of personal profit. But it might be time to realise that in the real world, grandiose activism has always been
a mask to hide banal self-interest.

Serena wasn't fighting for women, Serena was fighting for Serena. She lost to another woman who deserved her win.

Turn the tables around and picture Osaka doing what she did yesterday.
They'll call her.

Inexperienced
Disrespectful
Unprofessional
Un-sportsmanlike
A new kid who couldn't keep her calm
A shame to the competition, and so on.

But you know, its a kid from Japan, so let's excuse it all under activism.
Okay, Now to the FACTS!

Serena's claim that men get away with much more, lets look into that.

Are women at the US Open unfairly targeted by ump calls or held to a different standard?
Here are the numbers (number's don't lie)

There were 32 violations called

Men: 23
Women : 9 including all 3 called on Serena at the Final which means prior to that, men were accessed 23 violations and women 6.

If anything, since men were called almost 72% of the time
it may be deduced that men were indeed held to a higher standard than women.
The chairn ump in the women's final, Ramos himself is known for rigidity (let's just say you don't get to be chair ump of a US Open final, if you don't have the character to back it up) Male players like Djokovic, Kyrgios and Nadal have complained on court after receiving
violations from Ramos.

Nadal, had this to say about Ramos in that match
Nadal felt singled out just like Serena, so maybe the conclusion we can draw from this is Ramos calls his match tighter than most refs as it is in every sport (EA Sport FIFA has a function that tells you the strictness of the official about to ref your match.)
Neither Serena or her minions(of which I'm one, just not the gullible kind) are willing to accept this possibility.
Okay moving on, what about when Serena claimed the sport of tennis itself perpertuates sexism by holding women to a higher standard by men.

Well! The record fine in a Grand Slam was set at the Australian Open, a fine of 45,000 for "unprofessional conduct" by a "man".
Last October another man Fabio Forgini was provisionally fined $96,000 and suspended for two grand slam events for calling a female umpire "a whore" in Italian. during the 2017 U.S Open.
Last year Wimbledon saw a spate of bad a spate of bad behaviour all by men and handed out what was described as "some of the largest fines in its history"
In October 2016, Nick Krygios a total of $41,500 and suspended for the remainder of the season for unprofessional conduct during the Shanghai Open.

To put that in perspective, all recent fine of men for same reason dwarfs the $17,000 Serena was fined.
which demonstrates men's game is policed just as strictly ( if not more than women's game)

But Serena's defenders refer to a McEnroe who was lauded for their outbursts while Serena was punished. Okay let's talk about that too.
McEnroe racked up a long lists of fine , disqualified from the 1990 Australian Open for incurring three code of conducts violation in a fourth round match against Penforms and unlike Serena was actually leading the match (who only lost a game) he forfeited the entire match.
and had a more plausible claim that the umpire had cost him the match, which goes to show his behaviour was no more tolerated than Serenas'

Serena herself has displayed this kind of behaviour several times, even to women umpires who she berated and had docked her points.
But unlike the last time, she kept her cool and continued the match, didn't cry sexism or nothing

Shamefully she refused to do that on Saturday and by so doing robbed a fellow woman of her glory moment by crying patriarchy.
All available evidence clearly disproves her claims and reveals her to be a victim of her own insolence, not patriachy.
Also the U.S Open is a competition that has equal pay for women despite generating less revenue from it, and doing less work than men. 3 sets for women, 5 for men. But equal pay (equity, i get it).

Just goes to show all her claims are unfounded.
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